Corporate Compliance

Note: Never Events - CMS issues surgical error NCDs and related guidance

Medicare Insider, June 16, 2009

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Editor’s note: Judith Kares, JD, CPC, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

In 2002, the National Quality Forum (NQF) published a list of 27 events identified as “serious, largely preventable and of concern to both the public and health care providers.”  These events have become more popularly known as “never events”—events that should never occur in a well-run health care facility with appropriate quality controls.

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